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Software Project Archaeology

A colleague asked me the following question: Assume you were asked to assess a software development team from outside of the organization (that might occur as due diligence or some other context), and you had full access to all internal artifacts of the organization, but you were not allowed to talk directly with anyone from inside. To what degree could you evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the software team just from reviewing just their work, without...

  1. Posted on March 13, 2013 6:53:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. Consulting, requirements, software development, classic mistakes, Construx Software, Team Productivity

Best Companies to Work For, Part 2

Construx Employee PerspectiveAs I mentioned in an earlier post, at the end of June I was very pleased to learn that Construx Software (my company) had been recognized as the Best Small Company to Work For in Washington state. Getting the outside validation was gratifying, but what does the inside view look like? What...

  1. Posted on August 6, 2007 3:35:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. best companies to work for, Management, Construx Software

Best Companies to Work For, Part 1

[Warning, bragging ahead] At the end of June I was very pleased to learn that Construx Software (my company) had been recognized as the Best Small Company to Work For in Washington state. Washington CEO magazine published a list of the 100 Best Companies to work for. Construx topped the "Small Companies" category. With a total score...

  1. Posted on July 10, 2007 2:25:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. best companies to work for, Management, Construx Software